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Voter Democracy: Fend for Yourself

Frank Hendriks

in Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

In voter democracy the citizens are king, particularly as preference indicators in directly aggregative procedures – as citizens who raise hands on matters in town meetings, make choices between ... More


Ousting General Pinochet

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778201
eISBN:
9780199897216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778201.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the civilian uprising that ended Chile’s 16-year-long military dictatorship headed by General Augusto Pinochet. In the mid-1980s, citizens formed the Democratic Alliance to help ... More


The Wreck of Article 370

A.G. Noorani

in Article 370: A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074083
eISBN:
9780199080786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074083.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The first section of this chapter presents Jawaharlal Nehru’s views on the ‘erosion’ of Article 370, based on the Lok Sabha Debates on 27 November 1963. The second section describes Union Home ... More


Transferring Power

Mary Helen Spooner

in The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256132
eISBN:
9780520948761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256132.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Around midnight on October 5, 1988, the commanders of Chile's air force, navy, and national police entered La Moneda. They had received a summons from General Pinochet, who had just lost a one-man ... More


The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy

Lung-chu Chen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190601126
eISBN:
9780190601157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601126.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This book describes the central issues animating the dynamic U.S.-Taiwan-China relationship and the international and domestic legal issues shaping U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific region. Two of ... More


The “Unmixing” of Peoples

Leonard V. Smith

in Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199677177
eISBN:
9780191850479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199677177.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The Paris Peace turned to population policies when and where it could not draw boundaries to suit peoples. Plebiscites, ostensibly the most democratic of population policies, took place in the ... More


Sovereignty and the League of Nations, 1920–23

Leonard V. Smith

in Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199677177
eISBN:
9780191850479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199677177.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Sovereignty according to the radicalized liberalism of Wilsonianism would exist in the international system after the Great War, or it would not. If it would not, the League was never going to become ... More


Remedying Diploma Democracy

Mark Bovens and Anchrit Wille

in Diploma Democracy: The Rise of Political Meritocracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198790631
eISBN:
9780191833151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790631.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

How can we remedy some of the negative effects of diploma democracy? First, we discuss the rise of nationalist parties. They have forced the mainstream political parties to pay more attention to the ... More


Restorations and Constitutions

Volker Sellin

in Constitutionalism, Legitimacy, and Power: Nineteenth-Century Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198723059
eISBN:
9780191789632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723059.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Comparative Law

On the example of the French constitutional charter of 1814, in the nineteenth century many constitutions were imposed by monarchs as tools of restoration. By imposing constitutions, monarchs avoided ... More


Let the People of Taiwan Decide Taiwan’s Future

Lung-chu Chen

in The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190601126
eISBN:
9780190601157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601126.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

The major trend in contemporary international law is toward self-determination, and any solution to the Taiwan question must comply with this principle. This chapter proposes a plebiscite as the ... More


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